Reverend Philipp Gabriel Renczes, S.J.
, Ph.D., held the Francis C. Wade, S.J. Chair at Marquette University for the fall 2007 semester. He was born in Stuttg art , Germany; entered the Society of Jesus in 1983; and ordained a priest in 1992. He received a doctorate in “Histoire des Religions et Anthropologie Religieuse” in 1999 from the Sorbonne, the University of Paris, writing his dissertation on the topic, “Human liberty: the concept of “habitus” in the theological anthropology of Maximus the Confessor.” In the same year he also earned a doctorate in theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris, writing on the topic, “The Activity of God: The concept of operation in the theological anthropology of St. Maximus the Confessor.”
Since 2000, Fr. Renczes has been a member of the theology faculty at the Gregorian University in Rome, teaching a variety of courses in theology: e.g., Grace, the Trinity and the Incarnation, Systematic Theology through the Centuries, and the Philosophical Backgrounds of the Fathers of the Church.
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